Chila Woychik: The Importance of Air

The 1st Prize winner of our 2019 Force Majeure Flash Contest is this gem by Chila Woychik [>>], “The Importance of Air.” Enough of us, get to reading!

This flash appears in Storm Cellar #8.2, nicknamed “Sisal,” available in delicious print and ebook editions in our store. Read on!

Jesica Carson Davis: Drawing (Out) the Poem

Today’s share has all the marks of great CNF, including some real marks on the page. Here’s Jesica Carson Davis’s “Drawing (Out) the Poem“:

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This essay originally appeared in Storm Cellar 6.3, available in our storeRead on!

Kristine Langley Mahler: Say No Nice

Neither boos nor yays can start nor stop this erasure/detonator from Kristine Langley Mahler [>>], “Say No Nice.”

This creative nonfiction essay originally appeared in SC 6.2, available in print and ebook formats. Read on!

Issue 8.1 Out Now!

Oh wow oh wow, Dear Reader, the new issue of Storm Cellar is here at last! Check it:

Morgan Stephenson - "I didn't cry at your funeral" and Pretty Façade

Contents

FICTION
Carly Gomez – Everything That Fits in a Tote
Genevieve Mills – A Guide to Guarding the Princess

NONFICTION
Vinitia Swonger – #1, I Limit Myself
Nichole Rued – A Smart Girl’s Guide to Boys (A Found Essay)

FLASH
Kathleen Hull – The Methods
Daniel Uncapher – Logic Puzzles
Annie Woods – Amazon Review of Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips (14 Count)
Sionnain Buckley – Our Eggs
Brooke Larson – Written ConcernWord Lantern

POETRY
Dionne Custer Edwards – Elegant Spot
Amy M. Alvarez – Sometimes
S.A. Leger – Blemishes on a Mouse Carcass
Faiz Ahmad – The Apartment
Nadia López García translated by Anthony Seidman – Ntuchinuu  [Eyes]
Jacob Rivers – They told him that he was either going to jail or going to die of an overdose
Betsy Johnson – up to wonders
Esteban Rodríguez – Cupio dissolvi
Sara Karim – Revival
Lucas Shepherd – Outside the Student Center on Campus I Noticed a Veteran

IMAGES
Guilherme Bergamini – Old Havana
Alexander Chubar – Unity
Bex Saunders – That Sinking Feeling
Roger Camp – Red and White Umbrella, Yerevan, Armenia
Kristen Kurlich – What Can Be Done
KJ Hannah Greenberg – Been There Done That
Covers by Morgan Stephenson – “I didn’t cry at your funeral.”Coffee and Cigarettes“Always dress in your Sunday best.”, Pretty Façade

PLUS
Rejected Pollens

Mary Mullen: It’s a Long Way to Empty

Get your nerve up with this new & true addition to the archive, Mary Mullen’s “It’s a Long Way to Empty”:

This creative nonfiction piece originally appeared in SC 6.2, available in print and ebook formats. Read on!